Meaning of “nauseous” in the English Dictionary

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"nauseous" in British English

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nauseousadjective

uk /ˈnɔː.zi.əs/ /ˈnɔːʒəs/ us /ˈnɑː.ʃəs/

feeling as if you might vomit:

Roller coasters make me feel nauseous.

UK formal making you feel as if you might vomit:

the nauseous smell of rotting flesh
humorous The bride's mother was wearing a nauseous (= extremely unattractive) combination of green and yellow.

(Definition of “nauseous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"nauseous" in American English

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nauseousadjective

us /ˈnɔ·ʃəs, ˈnɔ·zi·əs/

feeling that you are likely to vomit, or causing this feeling:

He felt nauseous and dehydrated.
unpleasant, nauseous odors

(Definition of “nauseous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)